General Therapy Service
After the rain
the grass will shed its moisture,
the fog will lift from the trees,
a new light will brighten the sky
and play in the drops
that hang on all things.
Your heart will beat out
a new gladness
- if you let it happen.
- Chief Dan George
The General Therapy Service offers free and and voluntary therapeutic counselling services in Stó:lō geographic service area.
The program serves Indigenous children & youth, and their families, who have been exposed to traumatic events and/or have been abused or exploited.
Service is timely and accessible. Counsellors have clinical counselling education and experience, and are trained in up to date intervention methods.
- Counselling is provided for children and youth under the age of 19 years.
- Counselling and support offered is respectful and responsive to the child/youth’s needs.
- Therapies are strength based, family focused and culturally relevant. The use of holistic approaches is used to include emotional, social, spiritual, mental and cultural aspects of the child/youth and family.
We work to:
- Alleviate trauma or related symptoms
- Reduce the long-term consequences of trauma and abuse
- Reduce problem behaviours
- Assist family to support their child/youth
- Create knowledge and skills to reduce likelihood of future incidents from occurring
- Support parents, caregivers, children and youth to develop a healthy understanding of trauma and how it impacts generationally.
Referrals can be made by:
- Individuals and families who feel they need the services of a therapist
- Community Members
- Social Workers
- School Personnel
- Community Agencies
Or contact the Provincial Helpline for Children 24/7 at: